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Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By AVGeek94
I went with Wendell Cases (used to be called...

I went with Wendell Cases (used to be called Muffin Tops) on SW-Motech Quick Release Racks. Been very happy with these (though they are fairly wide). If you want a set to tuck in close, OEM Yamaha,...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22,746
Views: 4,018,066
Posted By AVGeek94
I'll also sing the praises of the Excel Throttle...

I'll also sing the praises of the Excel Throttle Lock. I tried the Vista Cruise on the FJR and the Tenere, and never was satisfied with either application. The ETC is the next best thing to full...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
Weird, I can't quote T-cosmic's post... ...

Weird, I can't quote T-cosmic's post...

Actually, the largest (by area) mass of sand dunes in North America is about a 3 hour drive east of San Diego. Known as the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
I was originally looking to plate a WR450F, or...

I was originally looking to plate a WR450F, or hoping for the XT660. When I found out the XT1200 was coming to the US, I jumped on board...no regrets!
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22,746
Views: 4,018,066
Posted By AVGeek94
This... Because I travel way too much for...

This...

Because I travel way too much for work (and I still have my FJR), I've only managed 15K miles in a bit over two years. Still, it's hands down the best all around bike I've owned. I've...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,332
Posted By AVGeek94
When are you planning on going? One of the...

When are you planning on going? One of the reasons I bought the ST was to do rides like this...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By AVGeek94
Good to know, I was looking at the Macna vest. I...

Good to know, I was looking at the Macna vest. I currently use the Bilt vest, and it's good for about 30 minutes...
Forum: Vendors 09-02-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,432
Posted By AVGeek94
So I posted info on the following forums: ...

So I posted info on the following forums:

American Sand Association
YamahaSuperTenere.com
FJRForum.com
FJRiders.com

Looking forward to seeing this released!
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
My Ghostrider tribute shot on top of the Moki...

My Ghostrider tribute shot on top of the Moki Dugway...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TqJC4BMuNpk/UcmGA4tIkKI/AAAAAAAACi4/zGMVTdUiP3w/w901-h676-no/IMG_0918.JPG
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
Horror of Horrors, this thread was on page 2 when...

Horror of Horrors, this thread was on page 2 when I came to find it!

Here is a Pano I shot while we were setting up the group photo at the Rally...
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Not yet. I ran it for a bit on Friday, but...

Not yet. I ran it for a bit on Friday, but didn't have the issue again.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22,746
Views: 4,018,066
Posted By AVGeek94
I've been following the IBR coverage on the FJR...

I've been following the IBR coverage on the FJR Forum as well as here: http://ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2013.cfm

There are 4 Tenere's in the Rally, with the top place currently being Tonie Cowen in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Yes I had seen that before, but forgot about it...

Yes I had seen that before, but forgot about it at the time it was happening.



I swapped the screen protectors, and can select things normally now. I did perform a Master Reset prior to...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22,746
Views: 4,018,066
Posted By AVGeek94
It was around 100 or so for the whole rally. ...

It was around 100 or so for the whole rally. Easily one of the best vacations I have ever taken...

And I was one of those running K60 Scouts, did Cinnamon and Ophir passes, along with Last...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
I had an interesting issue pop up on my 600. I...

I had an interesting issue pop up on my 600. I used the Garmin provided screen protector, and didn't quite get the lower left corner seated well. With the extreme heat we've been having lately, the...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By AVGeek94
Sena SMH-10 hands down. When I bought mine, they...

Sena SMH-10 hands down. When I bought mine, they were the only manufacturer to offer an earbud option on their mount, which was preferred for me as I had moved to earbuds hardwired to my iPhone with...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By AVGeek94
There are a few issues using just Bluetooth for...

There are a few issues using just Bluetooth for bike to bike comms, mostly with distance and line of sight. Most comms have someway of tying in a 2 way radio (FRS, GMRS, CB or Ham), which would be a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
:doh Forgot I had installed that already...I...

:doh

Forgot I had installed that already...I hadn't moved it to the Garmin Apps folder in Finder...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Just applied 5.00 to my unit, I'll see how it...

Just applied 5.00 to my unit, I'll see how it does for me.

Quick question, I have a Mac, and I have to be quick to disconnect the cable when I eject it or it automatically remounts the drives; is...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 499,392
Posted By AVGeek94
I haven't used it with Google Maps, but have with...

I haven't used it with Google Maps, but have with both Apple Maps and Garmin Streetpilot; as I recall, it ducks the music audio under the direction audio.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-31-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By AVGeek94
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nX_sJ7kplQCooyx3...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nX_sJ7kplQCooyx3uQ_SNp_F-2-I6YsDIwJX_EHjUtw=w302-h226-p-no

I went with the Montana mounted to my RKA In Charge Tank Bag. The 8 Liter Shiloh Road (3-point) fits...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,783
Posted By AVGeek94
I picked it up as part of the package deal a...

I picked it up as part of the package deal a couple months back. Sizing runs smaller than others, but it seems reasonably fitted out, given the price point. Ventilation is weak, but the main shield...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,978
Posted By AVGeek94
Keep in mind the speedo is wildly...

Keep in mind the speedo is wildly optimistic...compared to the GPS it averages about 5-6mph high. Also the motor does loosen up as the miles pile on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Now that I have one, may I have an invite to the...

Now that I have one, may I have an invite to the Dropbox?

Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,432
Posted By AVGeek94
Subscribed... I see this taking care of a...

Subscribed...

I see this taking care of a few issues I expect to deal with shortly as I wire up aux lighting.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Thanks Dan, between your list and a video I found...

Thanks Dan, between your list and a video I found online, I was able to get the route I needed. Now I just need to find time to ride it for a test!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Dan, I tried the steps above. When I switch from...

Dan, I tried the steps above. When I switch from Direct back to Motorcycling, it is recalculating the route to skip a section, even with the tracks on the list. This is with Basecamp 4.1.2 and City...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
I can echo a lot of these comments (I still have...

I can echo a lot of these comments (I still have my 08 FJR, rode it to work today...). I did turn my ST into a solo mount rig by pulling the grab bars and passenger pegs (it would be about 10...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-19-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
I wound up pulling the uSD card and installing...

I wound up pulling the uSD card and installing CNNA to the internal memory. Will see if everything is there after it boots up with the card in it now...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-19-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Question I can't find this anywhere even after searching...

I can't find this anywhere even after searching for some time (via Google, the Wiki, and this thread). I setup my 600 using Basecamp, City Nav NA 2013.1 (from the DVD) and Topo 100K (also from DVD)....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By AVGeek94
It's been going in fits and spurts, and hasn't...

It's been going in fits and spurts, and hasn't been around long. I am in Phoenix, so have found a few ham clubs here, just been busy with work so haven't followed up on those resources.

One item...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-13-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By AVGeek94
I've made up my mind to use the Kenwood TH-D72A...

I've made up my mind to use the Kenwood TH-D72A on the bike...its a handheld with an integrated GPS, but can also accept the serial data from the Montana.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,283
Posted By AVGeek94
I also picked up the full AIR version last month....

I also picked up the full AIR version last month. I rode through a cold snap in Phoenix, and the quilted liner wasn't quite up to the task. I liked the rain liner (which is removable in the AIR)...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
What tankbag is that?

What tankbag is that?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By AVGeek94
Someone posted over in the Montana thread that...

Someone posted over in the Montana thread that his displayed any received APRS beacons, so it appears that the communication with the Montana is bi-directional. I'm still in the research phase, so...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-04-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By AVGeek94
I saw that Byonics unit you posted earlier, might...

I saw that Byonics unit you posted earlier, might go that route since I am radio-less at the moment. I tried Google Latitude on my SS1000, and it didn't automatically update my location, I wound up...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By AVGeek94
Boy, look what I started! I've been...

Boy, look what I started!

I've been researching APRS for use on my bike when traveling, since I first came across this as an option on Spotwalla. Basically, APRS is a means of automatically...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,369
Posted By AVGeek94
Is anyone using the serial data lines from the...

Is anyone using the serial data lines from the rugged mount? I hold an amateur radio (ham) license, and have been researching APRS for tracking use on the bike.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By AVGeek94
Yes, there is a video on YouTube showing how to...

Yes, there is a video on YouTube showing how to do it, but basically up on the center stand, run it for a short time in 2nd gear, and the ABS system disengages. Re-engage by cycling the key.

And...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,407
Posted By AVGeek94
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6gbEUYsiET4/UGT...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6gbEUYsiET4/UGTFwVMBRQI/AAAAAAAAAYo/35b-iPyNHX4/s613/DSCF0318.JPG

From my recent return ride from Denver to Phoenix.
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